Dr Rajith de Silva
I'm pleased to offer private neurology care at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. I was appointed to the role of senior full time neurologist at Queen's Hospital, Romford, in 1998.
My training and experience up to that time had been in Scotland. Since my arrival in Essex, I have built up a busy clinical practice, and consider myself to be an experienced and approachable colleague. I am committed to the training of young neurologists and, in addition to my contributions in the UK, I host training at Queen's Hospital for neurologists from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Royal College of Physicians International Medical Graduate scheme.
In the field of headache I am developing more 'interventional' approaches for treatment, including injection treatment for chronic migraine and greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks for migraine and other headaches.
My research interests in neurogenetics and neurodegeneration (my MD was on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with the National Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh), have led me into the field of ataxia, and I am involved in a number of projects to improve the care of patients with ataxia. I am the Medical Advisor for Ataxia (UK) and am on their Clinical Guidelines development group.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Rajith de Silva at Spire include:
Spire Hartswood Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
Collegiate member, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Council Member for the Medical Genetics Section and Neurology Training Committee Member for the East Anglia Region
Specialist Certificate Examination in Neurology
Association of British Neurologists
Ataxia care, epilepsy medication in pregnancy
Consultant Neurologist, Essex Centre for Neurological Sciences, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
I am married to a paediatrician and we have a young son. In my spare time, I run or jog for exercise, and enjoy eating out, travelling and visiting the theatre.